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W&L’s Community Grants Committee Announces June 2009 grants

— by on June 25th, 2009

Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee met recently to evaluate the second round of proposals from local agencies and organizations for the 2008-09 fiscal year. The purpose of the community grants program is to support non-profit organizations in the Lexington/Rockbridge community.

Twenty-one organizations submitted proposals for a total of $153,780 in requests. Eleven grants totaling $20,000 were made. Those organizations are:

W&L’s President Kenneth P. Ruscio noted, ” We are pleased to be able to continue to support the efforts of so many dedicated individuals and organizations in the Rockbridge area.”

Washington and Lee will award a total of $50,000 during the program’s 2009-2010 cycle. Proposals may be submitted at any time but will be reviewed semiannually. The submission deadline for the first round of consideration is November 16, 2009. Interested parties may access the Community Grants Committee Web site and download a copy of the proposal guidelines.

Please call 540-458-8417 with questions. Proposals should be submitted as electronic attachments (word or pdf) via email at If an electronic submission is not possible, materials may be faxed to 540-458-8745 or mailed to:

Washington and Lee University Community Grants Committee
Attn: James D. Farrar, Jr.
Office of the Secretary
204 W. Washington Street
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450